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1. Talking With Your Doctor About Bone Health at Your Check-up

Prepare for your upcoming doctor visit with these helpful questions!


2. Calcium and Vitamin D: Dynamic Duo for Bone Health

Are you getting enough calcium? Only 35% of American adults consume the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium. Learn more about calcium, vitamin D, lactose intolerance, and how to reach your recommended daily goal without overdoing calcium!


3. Do It Right and Prevent Fractures

The Bone-Healthy Way of Life and Exercise

Staying fit and protecting your bones is part of healthy aging. Exercise and activity can be a natural part of your daily routine. So choose the right exercises for you and enjoy the benefits.


4. Do It Right and Prevent Fractures—Handout

The Bone-Healthy Way of Life and Exercise in a easy one-page handout!


5. Drills for Desk Warriors

If you spend time at your desk hunched over your work, incorporating some regular posture drills can help relieve stress, maintain alignment, and stretch the muscles that support your bones.


6. Low Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

Follow these prevention strategies to prevent bone loss and fractures.


7. Medium Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

Take steps to understand and reduce your risks of bone loss and fracture.


8. High Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

Take steps to understand and reduce your risks of bone loss and fractures.


9. How To Read a Nutrition Label

Not sure how much calcium is in your favorite foods? Here’s how to read a nutrition label. The handout includes some sample meals to help you reach your recommended daily allowance (RDA).


10. Medications That Cause Bone Loss

Are you taking a medication that can cause bone loss or contribute to osteoporosis? This handout lists some common medications that can affect your bones.

Download the overview

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11. Stepping Out Strong

Movements for Fall Prevention

Incorporate these simple exercises into your day to improve balance and strengthen your legs.


12. Stepping Out Strong

A Healthy Path to Improving Strength and Balance

This exercise plan will help improve balance, increase hip strength, and improve your range of motion. Stay strong and healthy and reduce your chance of falls.


13. You Had a Fracture — Now What?

Adults over age 45 who break a bone with little injury are at greater risk of breaking a bone again.

This guide will help you make the most of your recovery, get you back in action, and improve your bone health to prevent future fractures.


14. Taking Charge of Your Bone Health

Although much of your bone health depends on genetics, you can benefit from a bone health road map to maintain the best of what you have. Here are some fundamentals to keep in mind.


15. Osteoporosis: It Can Happen to You

Take this quick survey to learn your risk!

Osteoporosis is a serious disease caused by bone loss. Bone loss can lead to fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Not all of its causes are known. However, if you have certain risk factors, you have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis.


16. Osteogenic Loading

The amount of weight bearing that causes a response from the bone is called “osteogenic loading” because it takes a certain “load” to stimulate the bone-building cells. In contrast, “unloading” the bones from prolonged bed rest or space travel can result in loss of bone density. While normal daily activities are sufficient to prevent the harmful effects of unloading, significant “loading” appears to be required to increase bone mineral density.


17. Parents and Coaches Beware

Athletic Energy Deficit (AED) is a gap in energy. AED results when sustained activity (energy output) is not balanced with a proportional increase in nutrition (energy input). AED often develops when there is pressure to change eating habits, particularly in some sports where a low body weight is encouraged.


18. Prevent PARS Stress Fractures in Young Athletes

The PARS stress fracture (spondylolysis) usually occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine) and results from repetitive hyperextension (bending backwards) and rotation activities. This fracture is often considered an “overuse injury.”

Athletes who participate in sports or activities that involve twisting movements and backward bending are more likely to experience a PARS stress fracture. The PARS stress fracture is estimated to occur in 30% of young athletes.